Tuesday, August 28, 2012

William's August 28 Letter

2012 August 28
My week was great! We had a lot of lessons and several people are going to be baptized these coming weeks and its really exiting. Elder Maynez is cool, we have a lot of fun and we are getting better at teaching. We had a lot of things planned and so far all of it is going well, it’s crazy, I am glad to be here for 6 months, I am just used to 2-3 months in an area not 4-6 so it just a little strange to me, but the mission work is going up, all my friends are committing and our referrals quality is going up. My bikes brakes still aren’t the best but its running much better now. Laura wrote me a letter I need to send her one but here's a quick note, Hay Brinck family, this is a special shout out to you! Thanks for the letter and picture! I love you lots!
I am doing great. It’s nice to hear about weddings. The great thing about this church is eternal families. We do not fully comprehend that yet but it is the great thing about this church.
Mia is getting married in Bountiful, it’s great. I love this gospel.
And all this is coming so fast it’s so special to me.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

William's August 21 Letter

We had a great week; a bunch of things came through for us. I was knocking on a door for 5 months and this week we got in, and another couple of people have set up an appointment and committed to baptism. Things are going well, the Lord is showing forth his blessings, archaic language but it has a better effect. We have an older gentleman who turned 82 yesterday! He has accepted a date. The couple, it’s great! Maynez is doing well; we are getting a long and having fun. We had President Hiers come and study with us, unfortunately it was at a time when most of our auxiliary leaders were not home, so we could not take full advantage of the car but it was great to learn from him and hear his perspective on things. The Burtons were great; they gave us breakfast, and showed me a video of their son at Bishop Carnline’s house, de-feathering chickens. We talked about the work and their family and took a picture; he made me an omelet that was almost bigger than my plate! They were a fun family. I hope the Elder is enjoying his mission.

William's August 14 Letter

My week was good. We went to musical fireside, invited everyone. Jedi committed to baptism, so did Corbin and his brother, may do so tonight! , which is amazing. I am staying in Clinton for another transfer which will total 6 months. It is a little strange, but it will be exciting to see the progress of the people we are working with. It’s looking up because a young man came up to us in church, and said I want to be baptized. So that was amazing!  We have had a lot of good things start to come up and I have learned a lot of things about teaching. It is a little slower than I am used to still but it’s nice, I am kind of sad I did not get sent somewhere new but it’s the Lord’s will and I am sure there are some people I need to meet and teach. Love you all lots!

William's August 7 Letter

This week has been very exciting, we had a baptism and I was able to baptize one of the girls. That was a great experience, the Clapire family opened the door again, they are still interested but very busy, I hope the Lord’s hand can bring a calm to their lives. The Dalton family has been progressing, not very fast but Steven is interested, he is going to be working while the Dalton family is in St George, so we are going to teach him then, my favorite thing about it is he is the one initiating most of it, which is great! we were able to attend other baptisms in our district so that was good, I  really enjoyed Tonga playing the guitar at a baptism by request of the one being baptized, it was, I believe, "I love to look for rainbows", the Spirit was very strong, I enjoyed participating in these missionary activities. Baptisms are the biggest part here, not the act itself but the spirit that they receive after it, they are so happy. I have made good friends with all my investigators; in fact a family is going up to Spokane this week for a time. It will be great. I have learned a lot these 4 months (almost 5) in Clinton and it is important to set goals and make plans and then work to achieve them. I love you lots